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20 Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo (Hanami Spots)

Heading to Tokyo in the spring? In this guide, we highlighted the top 20 best cherry blossom spots in Tokyo!


Tokyo is one of the most popular places to visit in Japan during springtime. You get everything it offers on a regular day, plus you get the refreshing and awe-inspiring sights of cherry blossoms.


Sakura in Tokyo is expected to start on March 24 and continue until 31. For the latest updates on cherry blossoms in Japan, check out our Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast!


If you’re wondering where to go, here are our top picks for the best hanami spots in Tokyo!


1. Ueno Park


With more than 1,000 cherry trees, Ueno Park is one of the most crowded parks in Tokyo during hanami celebration, mainly because it’s very accessible.


Entrance fee: Free

Location: Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo

Opening hours: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm



2. Sumida Park




Stretching for a few hundred meters on both sides of the Sumida River, this park offers a spectacular view of the Tokyo Sky Tree.


Entrance fee: Free

Location: 1 Chome Hanakawado, Taito City, Tokyo

Opening hours: 24 hours


3. Shinjuku Park

With over a thousand sakura trees, Shinjuku Park can easily get crowded although it’s spacious.


Entrance fee: 500 yen

Location: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

Opening hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



4. Rikugien Gardens


This garden features a small pond, trees, a hill, and dozens of cherry trees.


Entrance fee: Free

Location: 6 Chome-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

Opening hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



5. Meguro River


One of the most scenic canals in Tokyo, with the presence of more than 800 cherry trees lined on the sides.


Entrance fee: Free

Location: Nakameguro, Meguro City, Tokyo

Opening hours: 24 hours


6. Inokashira Park


Hundreds of cherry trees decorate the expanse of the park, which has a central pond where boats-for-rent can be used.


Entrance fee: Free

Location: 1 Chome-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino, Tokyo

Opening hours: 24 hours


7. Chidorigafuchi


One of the most stunning landscapes during the cherry blossom season in Tokyo. This is a must-visit!


Entrance fee: Free

Location: 1 Chome−2, Kojimachi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

Opening hours: 24 hours



8. Asukayama Park


This is one of the oldest and most popular hanami spots in Tokyo. It’s unique because it’s located on top of a hill.


Entrance fee: Free

Location: 1 Chome-1-3 Oji, Kita City, Tokyo

Opening hours: 24 hours



9. Kinshi Park


This park has easy access to Kinshicho Station with a view of the Tokyo Sky Tree.


Admission: Free

Location: 4 Chome-15-1 Kinshi, Sumida City, Tokyo

Hours: 24 hours


10. Kinuta Park 

This is a common hanami spot for locals. It used to be a wide golf course back in 1957.


Admission: Free

Location: 1-1 Kinutakoen, Setagaya City, Tokyo

Hours: 24 hours


11. Zenpukuji River


With over 500 cherry trees, Zenpukuji River is a good spot to watch cherry blossoms.


Admission: Free

Hours: Free



12. Oyoko River 


Stretching from Sumida to Koto, this river offers stunning views where cherry trees dot the banks.


Admission: Free

Hours: 23 hours


13. Kanda River

The river stretches for 24.6 kilometers from Inokashira Park to Sumida River. Anywhere there are cherry trees is a good spot for viewing.


Admission: Free

Hours: 24 hours




14. Yoyogi Park

Over 600 cherry trees sprawl all over Yoyogi Park, perfect for hanami parties.


Admission: Free

Location: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo

Hours: 24 hours



15. Aoyama Cemetery

The pavement that cuts through the cemetery is lined with hundreds of cherry trees on both sides.


Admission: Free

Location: 2 Chome-32-2 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo

Hours: 24 hours


16. Koishikawa Korakuen

It’s one of the most impressive traditional gardens in Tokyo with a few dozen cherry trees.


Admission: 300 yen

Location: 1 Chome-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM (Daily)


17. Koishikawa Botanical Garden

Operated by the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science, this garden with hundreds of cherry trees is a popular study spot.


Admission: 500 yen

Location: 3 Chome-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

Hours: 9 AM - 4:30 PM (closed on Mondays)




18. Showa Memorial Park

One of Tokyo’s largest public parks is situated in the western suburbs. It’s pretty wide, with over 1,500 cherry trees spread across the park.


Entrance fee: 450 yen

Location: 3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa, Tokyo

Opening hours: 9:30 AM - 5 PM



19. Koganei Park

It’s the largest public park in the western suburbs of Tokyo, where more than a thousand cherry trees are planted.


Entrance fee: Free

Location: 1 Chome-13-1 Sekinocho, Koganei, Tokyo

Hours: 24 hours


20. Mount Takao (Itchodaira area)

Good for hikers, Mount Takao is a must-visit. Check out the Itchodaira area if you want to see the best cherry blossoms here.


Admission: Free

Location: Senbonzakura area

Hours: 8:00 am - 8:45 pm

 

Visiting the best cherry blossom spots in Tokyo can be confusing and exhausting for first-time tourists. Don’t stress out!


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